From the Field

The Office Record

At my job, I have the honor of holding a record of some distinction. This record has not been broken in the three years since it was set; no co-worker has even come close. At least twice a year, I get to retell the story of how I achieved it to new employees as part […]

Is Self-Esteem Intrinsic to Meaningful Work, and Vice-Versa

Doing what you love and loving what you do. Is this simply an inverse parallelism, i.e., stating the same idea twice? Well, not exactly. When it comes to meaningful work, is the work meaningful as a matter of our own valuation of it, or is the work, simply by its necessity, important? All tasks, roles […]

Accident Investigation: Sharing Lessons from a Tragic Experience

This article is being published in a joint effort between TCIA and BDG Trees, LLC, to openly share the investigative findings of a fatal accident that occurred in August 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. It is our shared belief that by openly communicating throughout the industry the lessons learned and corrective actions taken, we can […]

Why Did the Squirrels Go Nuts?

It was the fall of 2018, and I was shooting a round of golf with my brother-in-law. He’s a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service and therefore does a lot of driving. He mentioned to me that he thought it was going to be a very bad winter. He based his conclusion on the […]

What goes around …

TCI Magazine launched in June 1990, and the first TCI EXPO was in held October of that year. This column is a reprint of the “Outlook” column from the December 1990 issue of TCI, when Robert Felix was the publisher and Peter Gerstenberger, now publisher, was associate editor. Some of its messages and the sentiments […]

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